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Market Sentiment Remains Positive on Continued Easing of Trade Fears
May 22, 2018

Market Sentiment Remains Positive on Continued Easing of Trade Fears

After stocks rallied yesterday on news that the potential trade war between the U.S. and China was being put on hold, the positive news flow continued.

May 21, 2018

Warmer Trade Winds Blow As Progress On China Talks Lends Positive Tone

This week could help set the tone for the next several. Geopolitical events like U.S. trade relations with China are starting to dominate the conversation.

May 18, 2018

Deere in Headlights: Miss on Earnings, China Trade Talks Take Center Stage

The market has been tough on companies that didn’t quite meet expectations this earnings season, and Friday provided further examples.

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May 17, 2018

Wal-Mart Results Keep Retail Parade Marching, But Treasuries Cast Shadow

Wal-Mart (WMT) reported solid results, highlighted by its e-commerce business. But rising 10-year Treasury yields appear to be causing more concern for investors.

May 16, 2018

Investors Look for Direction Amid News on Retail, Housing, Korea

Investors appeared to be searching for direction Wednesday after yesterday’s selloff amid strong earnings from Macy’s (M) and mixed housing data.

May 15, 2018

Trade Concerns, Big Box Earnings Weigh Markets in Early Trade

It appears Wall Street may have trouble hanging on to a string of gains as a big home improvement retailer reported mixed earnings and trade worries seemed to flare up.

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May 14, 2018

Big Week Ahead For Retail As Data, Earnings Put Consumer Health In Focus

Wall Street goes shopping this week, starting with retail sales data tomorrow and then moving along to earnings reports from some of the major department srores.

May 11, 2018

Looking for Lucky Seven: DJIA On Six-Day Roll As Tech Helps Power Market

Today we’ll see if the market can roll a “lucky” seven as the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) enters Friday up six sessions in a row.

May 10, 2018

Oil Fuels Stock Rally; Muted CPI Reading Eases Inflation Fears

Oil fuels a lot of things. On Wednesday, it helped to fuel a move higher in stocks, with that momentum spilling over into the pre-market this morning ahead of news of ...

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May 9, 2018

Inflation Vacation: Weaker Price Growth in April Helps Lend Positive Tone

Inflation apparently took a breather last month, possibly helping set up Wall Street for more strength Wednesday. Watch financials and energy to see if strength continues.

May 8, 2018

Geopolitics Spotlight: Investors Looking Toward Iran Sanctions Decision

Geopolitical concerns once again appear in the forefront for investors as President Trump is set to announce his decision on whether to reimpose sanctions on Iran.

May 7, 2018

Momentum Check: Fed Speakers, Oil, Inflation In Focus After Friday Rally

As the new week dawns, the question is whether stocks can build on a pretty impressive turnaround rally that began late Thursday and carried into Friday.

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May 4, 2018

Job, Wage Gains Fall A Bit Short, But Data Could Help Ease Inflation Fears

Jobs growth seems to be leveling off a little after many months of feverish gains. Employment rose 164,000 in April and wage growth remained relatively low.

May 3, 2018

Investors Appear Nervous As China Trade Fears Re-Emerge

Investors seem to be nervous, unsure what to take away from the Fed statement and not bullish enough to push the market strongly higher despite strong earnings.

May 2, 2018

Fed Holds Steady: Sees Inflation Nearing its 2% Target But Also In Check

Inflation is closer to the Fed’s long-term target but seems to be under control, the Fed said as it kept its target rate unchanged between 1.5% and 1.75%.

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May 2, 2018

After Shiny Results From Apple, Investors Await Fed’s Latest Pronouncement

Investors are digestingTuesday afternoon’s Apple (AAPL) earnings report as they await the Fed meeting conclusion later today. No rate change is expected.

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